1. 42 (Warner Bros/Legendary) $27.3m (NE)
2. Scary Movie 5 (Dimension Films/TWC) $15.2m (NE)
3. The Croods (DreamWorks Animation-Fox) Fox Int’l $13.2m ($142.5m) (2)
4. G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Paramount-MGM) PPI $10.8m ($102.4m) (2)
5. Evil Dead (TriStar) SPRI $9.5m ($41.5m)
The Jackie Robinson biopic, ’42′, starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford, gave Warner Bros some welcome respite from a disappointing year at the North American box office, when it massively over-performed during the weekend. Bolstered by an A+ CinemaScore, it easily secured the No. 1 spot after finishing on $27m, being $7m more than best predictions. It is the fourth feature of Brian Helgeland, who is best known as the Oscar winning co- writer of L.A. Confidential.
There was no such success for the other weekend wide opener, ‘Scary Movie 5’, which could only muster a poor $15m in second place. It was not quite as bad as the horror parody’s Friday debut indicated but still represents the franchise’s worst opening weekend by some way.
Two former No. 1’s, ‘The Croods’ and ‘G.I. Joe Retaliation’, who finished level last weekend, performed well in the third and fourth positions, taking $13.2m and $10.8m respectively. But last weekend’s No 1, ‘Evil Dead’, suffered from the curse of the horror genre and took a tumble during its second weekend, finishing fifth, after grossing $9.5m over the three days.yasmin yasmine yasmin pill yasmin birth control